Tag | Aging

NEW! Digital Toolkit to Educate Healthcare Providers About the Unique Challenges of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

I am deeply invested in educating healthcare professionals about the need to treat Holocaust survivors, and survivors of other traumas, at end of life with special care. It is our responsibility, as a society and as healthcare professionals, to ensure that the victims of man’s inhumanity to man will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and empathy in the last… READ MORE>>

Reminder: TOMORROW (Now open to the public): Live Webinar on “Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care”

I am pleased to report that tomorrow’s webinar (see below) has been opened to the public, rather than just mental health professionals. Indeed, over 570 people have already registered, which is great!  If you would like to register to attend, you can find instructions by clicking on the image below. Irit ————————————————————————————————————— My friend’s 90 plus year old mother was… READ MORE>>

Online Presentation: Diversity, Disgust and Other Risk Factors for Unconscious Bias in Clinical Care of Older Patients

Presentation Date: 08/26/20
Location: Zoom

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On Wednesday August 26, I will be giving an online presentation with my colleague and friend Dr. Jenni Frumer. This online presentation was initially planned as a presentation at the… READ MORE>>

Live Webinar on “Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care”

Presentation Date: 09/09/20
Location: Zoom

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My friend’s 90 plus year old mother was receiving hospice care in one of the only facilities in Jerusalem offering inpatient care of this kind. I went there with her,… READ MORE>>

National Day of Action for Older Adults, Tuesday, June 23

LeadingAge is calling on all Americans to Act for Older Adults. LeadingAge is an association of nonprofit organizations providing older adults that came together in 1961, with a mission of learning from each other, and advocating together to inspire a new and different view of aging in the USA.  The 5,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire… READ MORE>>

NYS Senate Declared May 20th As Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day!

One of the issues I am most passionate about is older  people. I have had the great fortune of having had very special relationships with older people as I was growing up, people who gave me a lot of their time, their love, and their wisdom, at a time when my mind and my heart were so open to take… READ MORE>>

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